2018 Summer School Subject List

The Birth of Modern Science (HPSC2100) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Science
Department: Science
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1) Ms Laura Sumrall  - laura.sumrall@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1)  Debbie Castle - debbie.castle@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 
End Date: 17 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 50 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

Description

Modern culture is a culture of science and modern science is the outcome of a historical process of 2,500 years. In this course we investigate how traditional knowledge gradually acquired the characteristics of ‘science’: the social structure, contents, values and methods we are familiar with. We will look at some primary chapters of this process, from antiquity to the end of the seventeenth century, and try to understand their implications to understanding contemporary science in its culture. Special emphasis will be given to the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, which is often described as the most important period in the history of science and as one of the most vital stages in human intellectual history.

Assessment

ASSIGNMENTS AND TUTORIAL PARTICIPATION

Timetable

Start Date: 09 Jan 2017     End Date: 17 Feb 2017

Lectures:

  • Mon, Tue & Wed: 14:00 - 16:00 hrs

Tutorials:

  • Tues: 16:00 - 17:00 hrs

Location:

  • Sydney Nanoscience Hub Building, Seminar Room 4001

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